Murata Capacitor IP Withstands 2nd Samsung Assault

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. has lost its second bid to invalidate a Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. patent related to ceramic capacitors, one of four patents involved in a long-running dispute between the companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

In an order filed June 29 and unsealed Thursday, ITC Administrative Law Judge James Gildea denied Samsung's motion for judgment that U.S. Patent Number 6,266,229 B1, titled “Multilayer capacitor,” is invalid due to obviousness or anticipation.

Samsung already lost a motion to invalidate the '229 patent based...
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